Month: June 2022

S3 E7: Cradle of Student Protest

In this last stop on our HBCU Library Alliance tour, we visit Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, a town known as the cradle of student protest. DeLisa Minor Harris provides a stunning overview of Fisk University’s enduring activist legacy—from the 1800s, when the Jubilee Singers brought international attention to the Negro spiritual, to the civil…

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S3 E6: Sankofa

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is home to the Gullah Geechee people, whose language and traditions retain strong connections to their West African ancestors. But gentrification threatens their ability to practice the crafts that have sustained them for over a century. Nearby Benedict College holds the archives of the Mather School, founded in the aftermath…

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